Phonics Programme

About the Phonics Programme

Our Department of Education SSIF funded project aims to improve pupils’ mastery of basic phonic knowledge to develop speed and fluency so that the children become confident, mature readers with a passion for reading. The schools in our programme are developing a high level of expertise with 52 Phonics Champion Teachers and 52 Phonics Teaching Assistants trained to deliver the programme in their schools. We also have 18 Phonics Specialist Leaders of Education working with schools, ensuring a high level of school to school support.

From January 2019 all of training modules and resources that have been developed will be available to all schools through this website. If you have any questions please get in touch.

Our partners in this programme are:

This programme covers a wide geographical area. We are working with schools in Wiltshire, Swindon, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and Northeast Somerset, liaising closely with the local authorities in these areas.

Our 5 hubs are:

  • Excalibur Teaching School – North Wiltshire Hub
  • Nexus – S Glos, Bristol, Bath & NE Somerset Hub
  • Pickwick Learning Corsham – West Wiltshire Hub
  • Pickwick Learning Salisbury – South Wiltshire Hub
  • Swindon Teaching School – Swindon Hub

The programme has also offered the opportunity for participants to study for a fully funded Masters Module with Bath Spa University or to undertake Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) training.